Music Courses & Classes in London and Online
We offer a wide range of piano, singing and instrumental workshops from complete beginners to advanced standard, daytime, evening or weekend. We also offer music production, music theory, history, singing and choirs, orchestra and jazz ensembles.
Choosing your course
Based in the heart of Covent Garden, we have two Model D Steinway pianos, Yamaha acoustic pianos and two suites of digital pianos. Music students have access to practice rooms for the duration of their course and we use the latest versions of Sibelius, Logic and Max/MSP for our music technology courses.
Some of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.
Our classes are taught by professional performers and practitioners, many of whom also teach at leading London universities and music conservatoires. We also offer advanced piano masterclasses with visiting performers and professors each year. Please refer to individual course outlines for individual staff biographies.
Studying at City Lit
City Lit students have a proud history of learning an instrument or singing from scratch as well as studying more advanced courses such as music theory exams, and preparing for advanced piano diplomas. Many of our jazz students form ensembles together and we frequently organise concerts and recitals in and around Central London.
Find a course
Browse our range of music courses in London and online below to choose your perfect option: both complete beginners and returning students are equally welcome at City Lit.
- Piano/keyboards 1ACourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarha MooreThis is the beginning of our piano programme, designed for absolute beginners to both piano and music-reading. This classic course is the perfect way to start your piano playing. Break weeks: 6 & 27 May 2024 (Bank Holidays).
- Exploring classical music: module 3Course start date: Tue 23 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Edward BreenDo you want to know more about classical music history? Explore selected topics and key works in Romantic and modern music on this highly informative 10 week course. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. Please note this course has a mid-term break: 28 May 2024.
- Exploring classical music: module 2Course start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Neil LuckDo you want to know more about classical music history? Explore selected topics and key works in Baroque to Classical music on this highly informative 10 week course. Ideal for people with no specialist knowledge. NB: This course has no scheduled break week.
- Singing 1 (contemporary)Course start date: Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Colette MeuryExplore and develop your voice in this confidence-building course. These live group sessions on Zoom will teach you healthy use of your singing voice and musicianship through a selection of songs in pop, rock and jazz styles. Attention is given to vocal technique and breathing technique.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
- Singing for absolute beginners (Online)Course start date: Thu 11 Jul 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Colette MeuryStart your journey as a singer this summer with this short, enjoyable course. Take your first important steps towards a healthy vocal technique and confidence in your singing.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £79.00
- Vibrato: a short studyCourse start date: Thu 18 Jul 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Edward BreenWhat is vibrato and how is it used? Learn about the history of vocal vibrato and arguments surrounding its use.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
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